Who would have believed that you could plan and order your whole garden from your desktop just a few years ago? It makes it so easy to get exactly what you like for your garden by logging on to the Internet Garden stores and being able to choose your plants according to color, size, type, season and more.
You can even select plants according to the conditions they will be planted in your garden, so if you have a shaded area you will be able to select only those plants that prefer those conditions.
It makes it so easy for an inexperienced gardener to plan a garden and know what it will look like and know that the right plants and in the best place according to the conditions. The saving that you can get over hiring professional advice can go in to the purchase of plants and garden necessities.
It's quite a lot of fun creating your own oasis and choosing the plants to suit your personality. You can chop and change the plan around until you get the best layout without ever having to spend money until you are completely happy and ready to go with the ordering of the plants.
As well as the convenience of these search functions on the gardening sites, you will often find that due to the lower overheads of the online businesses, you can save quite a substantial amount of money by buying through them rather than the local garden store.
One of the best ways to get ideas for your garden plans is to look at the galleries of other gardens on the Internet and base your own garden on one you like, customizing it to suit your requirements.
Once you have created a plan using these resources you can take it to a landscape professional to get some additional guidance and advice but in doing the groundwork online first you will stand to save a lot of money.